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NRI Voting Rights

Every Indian citizen staying in a foreign country, who has not acquired citizenship of a foreign country and has completed 18 years as on 1st January of the year, can make an online application in form 6-A on the official website of the Election Commission of India: http://eci.nic.in/OverseasVoters/home.html
for registering in the voter roll for his/her constituency. It is necessary to send signed copy of the online registered Form 6A along with self-attested copies of requisite documents

NRI voters can also fill in the physical Form 6-A and submit it directly to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of his/her constituency. Form 6A can be presented in person to the ERO or sent by post addressed to the ERO concerned. Form 6-A, addresses of the EROs and guidelines for filling up the form can be obtained from the official website of the Election Commission of India (http://eci.nic.in) or directly from the web-link: http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/Links.aspx

Documents to be submitted with the application form include one recent passport size colour photograph (with a light background and showing the full face of the applicant), self-attested photocopies of relevant pages of passport containing the photograph and all other particulars of the applicant as also the page containing a valid visa.

Once enrolled, the Indian national living abroad will be able to cast vote in the election in the particular constituency for which one would have to be physically present on the day of election at the polling station along with the original passport. Please note that there is no provision of voting by post, or voting at Indian Missions abroad or online voting.

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